The audience for the One People Oration lecture at Westminster Abbey

The One People Oration

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 6.30pm - 7.45pm The Abbey Free (booking required)

Nada Al-Nashif, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, gives this year's One People Oration,
Ethical Leadership: Human Rights at the Heart of Response.

The One People Oration is a lecture given each year at Westminster Abbey. The intention of the series is to make people 'think not only of all Christian people but of all mankind'.

The orations commenced in 1966, the 900th anniversary year of the consecration and dedication of Edward the Confessor's original church. The phrase ‘One People’ was coined by Edward Carpenter (then Archdeacon, later Dean of Westminster) in 1965-1966.

This year's Oration is given by Nada Al-Nashif, and is chaired by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. Ms Al-Nashif took up the position of UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2020 after almost 30 years of experience within the United Nations system around the world.

Part of Healing, Westminster Abbey Institute's 2022 autumn programme.


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